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Ibanez Affirma AFR5 Premium Electric Bass, 5-String (with Case)

Go deep or go home with this 5-string Affirma bass. The radical body is lightweight and comfortable, while a Bartolini X55JX pickup creates punchy tones. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ibanez Affirma AFR5 Bass Natural Flat
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Features: What it does for you:
3-piece maple neck Improved strength and stability; clear tone
AeroSilk piezo system hollow-bodied openness, upright double bass sound
Bartolini X55JX pickup Split-coil design with deep lows and punchy mids
Two-band active EQ Preamp with individual bass and treble control

Ibanez Affirma AFR5 Premium Bass

Ibanez proudly revives the Affirma AFR5 bass, now with modern upgrades. In the early 90's, Ibanez broke into the high-end boutique bass market with its unique concept of Affirma bass. The compact and lightweight body, designed by Swiss Luthier Rolf Spuler resulted in a bass with and elegant feel enhanced by its beautiful streamline shape. It was created to meet the critical demands of musicians who require a natural sounding, sensitive instrument with wide dynamic range and effortless playability during even the longest performances.

The Affirma AFR5 represents quality both sonically and visually. The Maple body with stunning Flamed Maple on the top delivers a superior tonal clarity and sound attack. The neck is 3 pc maple with 2 Graphite rods inside for added stability, and jointed to half of the body. It is called "half neck-through" construction which helps to reduce sacrificing the body's vibration and achieves ample sustain. The Ebony fretboard on the neck provides a tight response. The neck end adjustment allows you to adjust the neck easily without loosening the strings. The AeroSilk MR5 bridge has unique saddles which were designed to work in concert with the piezo pickups and enhance the acoustic "stand-up" quality of the sound. Also, the bridge allows for a wide intonation adjustment range, and each isolated bridge is securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer without interference. Bartolini X55JX pickup split coil design deliver a deep and punchy tone. With its combination of the piezo and magnetic pickup, the 2 band EQ assists bassists in finding their perfect tone. A hard-shell case is included.

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- Neck: AFR5 3 Piece Maple half neck-through with Graphite reinforcement rods
- Body: Flamed Maple / Walnut Center Top / Maple Back Body
- Fretboard: Ebony fretboard with Abalone Oval off-set dot inlay on 12th fret (Treble side)
- Frets: Medium frets with Premium fret edge treatment
- Bridge: AeroSilk MR5 bridge (19mm string spacing)
- Pickup: Bartolini X55JX middle pickup
- EQ: Ibanez 2-band EQ
- Hardware: Black matte
- Case: Hardshell case included
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AFR5FMPNTF
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
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Overall: I love this bass ! It’s sound is boutique and it craftsmanship is AAA ! and came with fitted case love love it sounds bad jazz funk rock reggae low B it’s Deep in the pocket
Style of Music: Funk jazz hip hop rock reggae
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Overall: Really quality Bass, fit and Finish are excellent, very nice setup right out the the box! Plays like a dream. Great upright bass sound, built well considering how lite it is!
Style of Music: Rock, Blues, Chill, Electronica, Jazz, Experimental, Death Metal, Metal, Gothic
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